IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France

AIRE Communal Cemetery (Pas de Calais France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Photos Courtesy Chris & Jean Cosgrove (Scot.)
Photo Courtesy Jim Corkery (UK)
Pte George Arthur Laughton Harrop 27/04/1918 aged 19
He died from tetanus, from injuries received during the 4th Ypres.
for his great cousin Mark Harrop UK
Gnr John Henry Guest 28/06/1918 aged 29
John was a married man residing at 36, Newland Street, Walsall and was employed as a carter by Mr Jones, a coal merchant of Burrowes Street, Walsall.
He had two children, John and Winifred, his daughter succumbing in 1917 to pneumonia at 2 years of age.
John was severely wounded by gas shells and succumbed in the 39th Stationary Hospital at Aire.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
L/Cpl James Frewen 27/05/1918 aged 18
Three cousins joined up around the same time, one killed at Gallipoli, one on the Western Front and one who joined at 15 and served for three and a half years on the Western Front in the Royal Medical Corps.
They were all Dublin boys.
The one who survived lived into his seventies and had a family.
for Maura Browne and family
L/Cpl John Shearer 15/04/1918 aged 26
He was of Main Street, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire, Scotland, he joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders on 09/11/1915 at Edinburgh.
for Annette Shearer and family
Gnr Charles Samuel White 04/03/1915 aged 30
He was the son of John White and brother of Walter White, who lived in Aston, Birmingham.
This photograph was found on him when he died.
for his great niece Donna McKeon (Walter's granddaughter)


911 casualties

IF You have a casualty picture, please send me a copy, I'll be glad to show it on this page.

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IF You want picture of a particular grave, in this cemetery, please e-mail me.

Casualties informations come usualy from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, see links for more informations © Pierre Vandervelden - Belgium